Hands-on artmaking as a family
Creation Station. Photo: Tim Forbes
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Creation Station is a free studio program designed to give families and children ages 2+ an exploratory artmaking experience. Creation Station takes place in the bright and airy André Biéler Studio. An art educator circulates as families create together, providing guidance and encouragement. Each monthly workshop offers themed art activities for families to create. All required materials are provided. Please note, all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
Special Edition Creation Station (for all families)
with Abby Nowakowski and Darre de LaFemme
28 January, 2–4 pm
Hear a Drag Artist read a story. Tell your own story. And make your own family storybook. Featuring Knifey Spooney treats!
Abby Nowakowski (she/they) is a queer interdisciplinary artist and art educator currently living and working in Sharbot Lake and Katarokwi-Kingston. Through printmaking, illustration and handpoke tattooing, they spread advocacy for care, share stories, and make space for radical softness. Abby is drawn to the gentler pace of handpoke and takes a trauma-informed approach to tattooing which has fostered a safer and more empowering experience for clients. Driven by curiosity and kindness, their practice extends into art facilitation with a range of collaborations, workshops, and performances which radiate from queer ecologies and friendships.
Dare de LaFemme began going drag in Kingston in 2019, at a time when Kingston had not seen a Drag King for several years. With his passion for glamour mixed with comedy, he quickly became a staple in the Kingston drag scene. Over the years he has also had the wonderful opportunity to perform alongside many of the stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race when they come through Kingston and the surrounding areas.
Dare has been hired by several small-town libraries to host their very first Drag Storytime events. Despite many protesters at these events, Dare has always been committed to showing up bravely and promoting the celebration of diversity among 2SLGBTQ youths and allies.